Sunday, January 17, 2010

Feeling Good

Thank you all so much for your comments about the gym. I really appreciate the feedback.

I started my 2 week free trial at Curves on Friday. The staff were lovely and I honestly told her that I was gym shopping but she made me feel very welcome. She told me to look around and find something that suits me and my lifestyle. Didn't push Curves down my throat which was good. I loved the concept but I knew I would. The big plus is being able to go when I want not work around classes. And as for cardio, it's up to you how hard you work on the recovery boards. I really feel like I need toning and weight resistance more right now. I have a treadmill at home and walk with a friend who pushes me so I feel I am getting a reasonable amount of cardio.

I'm going to use up my 2 weeks and then try another couple of gyms and make the decision after that. I have cancelled my ww membership. I have a couple more meetings before it expires. Tuesday night should be interesting. The state manager is going to be at our meeting this week and I am going to have a talk with him. I sent an email 10 days ago now telling them my feelings about the new format and still haven't heard back. Pretty disappointing and it only makes me happier about my decision. They just don't care!!!

I have had a great weekend. Why do they go so quick?? The kids had friends over for sleepovers and on Saturday Nikki and I did shopping for all her high school supplies. This was an eye opener. I've never had to buy stationery before. It's all part of the fees in primary school but not in public high school. So with books and new uniforms this week it's an expensive time.

Today we went to Marion which is a big Westfield in Adelaide. We walked around there for 2 hours and I felt good. All 3 kids were whinging about how tired they were. Wusses!!!!! Jarryd saved his christmas and pocket money and bought a remote control helicopter which he is very pleased with. The girls spent their money in their favourite store - Diva which is a jewellery chain but really groovy and cheap jewellery.

Then I walked 40 minutes with another friend so I have definitely had my exercise for the weekend. My eating has been good so I am looking forward to weigh in on Tuesday night. I am in a weight loss facebook group with some friends who are having friendly competitions to see who is the biggest loser each week. Watch out girls, I'm going to beat you this week - LOL!!

Well I didn't win lotto this week so it's back to work for me tomorrow - BUGGER!!!!
Have a great week everyone.


Martine said...


I would be absolutely honest with the WW State Manager. I would say you know quite a few that are leaving, a few white lies don't hurt. With curves - I would still ensure at home your treadmill is utilised - I just know so many people that have struggled with this concept but you are right about the toning etc, if you have a treadmill at home then I think Curves would be great for you. Martine xx

Suz said...

hey tina,

3 words with regards to weigh in



glad to hear you are enjoying the gym. can't wait to see your results, sounds like you've been really pushing yourself.

Jenny said...

It's pretty sad when the bottom line with WW is money!!! I'm pleased you're trying out a few different gyms to see what suits. You sound like you're getting a good amount of cardio. Something to consider too, is that increased muscle mass increases fat burning, and we lose lots of muscle mass as we age, so you're right focussing on that. I'm glad you're feeling good. Good luck for your weigh in tomorrow.

Kate said...

Sounds like you've got it all worked out! Well done love! I hope you enjoy the working out vs ww.

Keep us posted! K :)

Shelley said...

Tina, I think maybe your complaint got lost somewhere, I also complained last week and today received a phone call from head office in Sydney to ask which meeting I went to, and what the particular issues were I was worried about. Unfortunately I was out at the time, but I have a number to call back on.

Tania said...

The more I read your blog/hear you talk the more I agree that you are in the right space to do this without meetings - the exercise is such an important factor! Enjoy taking the time to try a few gyms out to see which one suits you best.

Trish said...


How is the gym trials going? Hope you find somewhere that you really like.

Gym can make all the difference to our journey